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house last night. alex rodriguez or raul ibanez. >> the evidence speaks for itself. "morning joe" starts right now. >> the only way you can find $5 trillion in loopholes is cut the mortgage deduction for middle-class people, cut the health care deduction of middle-class people. take away their ability to get a tax break to send their kids to college. that's why they arrived. >> is he wrong about that? >> he is wrong about that. you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve important references for middle-class taxpayers. >> it isn't mathematically possible. >> it isn't. it's been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple times. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> okay. good morning. >> i missed that one. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's friday, october 12th. with us on set, we have the former governor of vermont and former chairman of the democratic national committee, howard dean. and contributor to "newsweek" and the daily beast and former adviser to george w. bush, mark mckinnon. >> wait. no, hold on. what is that, willie
at anytime. tonight the vice presidential debate. pressure on joe biden to do better than president obama did last week. and the choice will still remain, going forward with barack obama or backward with mitt romney. now with today's current news update. lisa ferguson out in los angeles. >> good morning, everyone. the vice presidential debate is tonight. joe biden arrives in danville kentucky at 12:45 this afternoon. the debate is at 9:00 pm eastern time. you can expect the attack dog coming from joe biden tonight. his main goal is to make up for lost ground after the presidential debate last week. ryan is expecting it, though. so there is a chance he will be well prepared. he told a detroit radio station earlier this week, he thinks biden will come at him like a cannon ball. that aggressive stance is not something we saw from the president last week. >> obama: as i said the -- you know there's no doubt that i can make a better case which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> it is possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> debates do not have a
? >> ronald reagan. >> you are no jack kennedy, 24 years later. joe biden turned up the intensity after a lackluster debate performance at the top of the ticket. good morning. i'm willie geist and this is "way too early." in danville, kentucky, they were pressed from the moderator. some of the shorpest points of contrast came on the subject of iran's nuclear program and the two sides conflicting plans for medicare. the vice president made an effort to be engaged even when congressman ryan had the floor. unlike president obama, the vice president kept his eyes on his opponent smiling and shaking his head as the republican candidate attacked. >>> the hot topic of libya and the deadly assault in benghazi that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. president obama's deputy campaign manager suggested the only reason the obama's handling of the attack is because the republicans are talking about it on the campaign trail. she said that was reckless and irresponsib irresponsible. last night, ryan blasted the white house. >> it took the president two weeks to announce it was a terr
again because the nats won last night. and also about joe biden's performance last night. that's the big story of the day of course. joe biden did everything last night that president obama did not do in his debate last week. he was cool, confident, cocky, convincing, and paul ryan was flustered all over the place. and every time joe biden smiled you knew paul ryan was lying. first let's with today's current news update. lisa ferguson outin los angeles. >> good morning, everyone. it was the aggressive joe biden, democrats wanted and it was an aggressive joe biden they got. >> it has been done couple of times >> it has never -- >> [ inaudible ] >> oh, now you are john kennedy. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of americans are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> biden was caught smirking smiling, and even laughing through much of the debate. not sure how you could not laugh because of the lies coming from ryan. according to the twitter verse biden's most popular remark of the night was when he asked ryan now you are jack ken
respect to be president of the united states. i think he did what he had to do. i think joe biden did what he had to do. he went out and, you know, delivered the obama message in the way that i'm sure team obama wished that president had the week earlier. and i think you're right, he gave a little bit of a road map about what the president is going to do when he comes out next week. >> that was definitely a front-loaded assault, saw the ding ding ding. one point it was like what's he going to say for the next hour and a half, he said it all there. karen, i thought one of the more -- where he might have drawn blood as far as if biden actually drew blood on romney was his comments around abortion. >> yeah. >> and reminding people something that has not been discussed almost at all in this election cycle which is the supreme court decisions that may be made by the next president. take a listen to what biden said on abortion. >> the next president will get one or two supreme court nominees. that's how close roe v. wade is. >> and we know romney camp is worried about women. they've seen -- >> a
night, all bets are off. it's way too early. what time is it, willie? >> it's "morning joe." see you monday. time for chuck. >>> substance versus style. vice president joe biden brought the passion and eased the panic from the democratic debate. the smirks, the interruptions, was he too amped up? congressman paul ryan thankfully no mention of big bird but a grover did come up. norquist, that is. and a tight race, could a third guy play spoiler? it's a potential issue and a handful of swing state. we're going to take a deep dive and talk to one of those potential po potential spoilers. good morning again. it's friday, october 12th, 2012. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. i have ted strickland, ron johnson, congressman from the same party who almost came to blows. that's going to be a little later in the show. let me get to our first reads before i get to the governor who is ready to go. vice president joe biden trying to calm down supporters, still upset over president obama's performance last week went with the kitchen sink approach. congressman paul ryan embraced the do no
. >> i want to thank you as well, martha. i want to thank you, joe. it has been an honor. we face a big choice. what kind of country are we going to be? what kind of country are we going to give our kids? president obama had his chance and made his choices. his economic agenda, spending, borrowing, higher taxes, a government takeover of health care, it is not working. millions of americans are struggling to work and 15% are in poverty. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. we want to earn your support. we are offering real reforms for every american. mitt romney, his experience, ideas, and solutions are uniquely qualified to get this job done. at a time we have a jobs crisis, wouldn't it be nice to have a jobs creator in the white house? a stagnant economy that promotes more government dependency, or a dynamic that promotes opportunity and jobs. mitt romney and i will not duck the tough issues are blame others for the next four years. we will take responsibility and we will not try to replace our founding principles. we will reapply our founding principles. th
. "morning joe" starts right now. . >>> the president is fond of saying that the tide of war is receding. and i want to believe him as much as anyone else. i no e the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "morning joe." it's tuesday, october 9th. with us onset, we have mike barnicle. >> thank you. >> and president for the council on foreign relations, richard haass, i'm glad they let you in. we wouldn't have a show otherwise. and joe's here. >> i'm here. we have some new polls out. >> yes, we do. >> a big movement, and the polls, let's talk first about what i think is going to be one of the great, great series that we've had in a while. and that's the red sox and the orioles -- i mean the yankees and the orioles. oh, wait, i'm sorry. the red sox right now. >> are you trying to alienate everybody? >> so we've got two big yankee fans here. but the yankees and the orioles. you've got, you know, you've got the empire, the great team, plus -- against the upstarts. this one's go
brother. >> "morning joe" starts right now. >>> that debate, what happened? >> well, governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> well, it's not the first time i've had a bad night, but i think what's important is that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. governor romney went to a lot of trouble to try to hide what his positions are because he knows that those ideas have been rejected. they won't work. and if he's making an honest presentation about what he's proposed, he will lose because the american people are not going to go back there. >> good morning. it's thursday, october 11th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have former mccain senior campaign strategist and msnbc political analyst steve schmidt. up bright and early this morning. looking good. >> you look beautiful. >> we also have former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, i still like financier better. >> i'm going to say financier. >> steve ratner. >> wait a minute. am i not beautiful? >> you're gorgeous. >> like a rainbow, as cyndi lauper would say.
they're going to do the best for these two bears. >>> vice president joe biden and republican paul ryan are preparing for their one and only debate. it is tonight. the democrats are hoping joe biden can make up for the president's poor performance in the first debate. mitt romney's example is going -- camp is going to try to keep his momentum going after his solid showing in debate one. randall pinkston has more from kentucky. >> reporter: paul ryan is in kentucky getting ready for his face-to-face meeting with vice president joe biden. leading up to the debate, mitt romney's running mate has been trying to raise expectations for the current vice president. >> joe bide southbound one of the most experienced debaters with have in modern politics but the achilles he has is obama's record. >> reporter: the city of danville has rolled out the welcome mat for the candidates. >> it's one thing to study politics and government in the classroom and it's another thing to see it and have a front row seat. >> reporter: vice president joe biden has been staying out of thpublic eye in recent days re
sparks fly in the vice presidential debate as joe biden and paul ryan trade jab on taxes, foreign policy and the economy in an often testy encounter. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> containing the outbreak. health officials try to locate patients exposed to a deadly form of meningitis. and the firm that supplied the contaminated shots linked to the infection may have been operating illegally. >>> mayor misconduct. an elderly mayor admits to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her city but she's not going jail. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's faceoff between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall good morning. >>
between joe biden and paul ryan. it will take place in kentucky. democrats counting on a strong performance from the vice president who has been hold up for days studying in his hometown of wilmington, delaware. the vice president is receiving counsel from obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod and has done two mock debates. vice president biden also reportedly been reading "young guns," remember that? a book co-written by paul ryan. congressman ryan is in florida this morning where he's lined up for a full day of debate prep. yesterday the republican vice-presidential nominee said he is ready for vice president biden to come out on fire. >> i really think that because they had such a bad debate that joe is just going to come flying at us, and it seems pretty clear that their new strategy is basically to basically just call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully with enough mudslinging back and forth and distortion people get demoralized and they can win by default, sort of a choice of a lesser two of evils." >> both will be seated during thursday's debate.
they believe will come out on top. >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's faceoff in danville kentucky, has begun. the vrnings p. candidates are preparing to go -- the v.p. candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think the v.p. debates are very important and paul will do a good job but joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. and he's a good order. >> after president obama's poor showing against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very
performance last weeknight's faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground following that first presidential debate. paul ryan will be trying to keep up his campaign's new momentum. paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number two man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. he's been on these big stages. it's my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan w
president joe biden and his republican rival paul ryan are taking center stage in a debate in kentucky tonight. fox's craig bosswell is in danville with the latest. >> reporter: vice president joe biden arrived in kentucky today hours ahead of tonight's debate. the 69-year-old with almost 40 years of washington experience s expected to vigorously challenge his republican rival paul ryan, following on following mitt romney's powerful debate. many polls suggest the first presidential debate wiped out much of the lead held by president obama. >> one thing i will be looking for is whether or not joe biden is going to address the contrast between the barack obama that he described, in his convention speech, and the barack obama we saw in the stage in denver last week. that is one think this i will be watching for. can biden repair obama's image? >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in the blue grass state yesterday. many say the 42-year-old wisconsin congressman will rely on the extensive knowledge of the federal budget and the economy in tonight's debate. >> a couple of weeks ago, th
the cold this weekend? >> yeah. all right. so can we take a shot at the control room? >> yes. >> joe's in there, alex is in there. >> you're being awfully rude to bill karins. >> bill, why don't you come over here. they think i can't do sports. would you hold my hand. >> i have been told to warm up in the bullpen. >> i would say that somebody that talks about feminine touch, bringing the feminine touch to the show, it sounds like a feminine hygiene product, okay? i think we better let -- everybody, does bill need to do sports? >> no, he doesn't. >> i don't think mika is up to it. >> give it a shot. >> it's not -- >> talk about the saints. >> it's called sports not sport ball. >> grab his mic. the saints were still looking for their first win of the season last night playing the chargers. first quarter saints down by 7. drew brees hits his receiver for a 40-yard touchdown strike to the game. he tiesing it. with that scoring pass brees enters the record books breaking johnny unitas's record. third quarter, ryan mathews bounces outside and goes up and over the defender for the touchdown
of mistake that would convince an audience he can not do the job. >> we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. >> [ applause ]. >> reporter: it started with foreign policy, the libya attack. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. >> we will find and bring to justice the men who did this, and secondly we will get to the bottom of it, and wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public. >> reporter: some news here, blaming the against community for the confusion. >> why were people talking about protests when people in the conflict first saw armed men attacking with guns? there were no protesters? >> because that is exactly what we were told by the against community. >> reporter: foreign policy and war -- >> when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great deal of gratitude for what they've done for us, including your son joe. >> reporter: joe buy ten made his scorn clear in words and laughter that led to criticism in the twitter verse. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of
-time friend of joe biden, and republican party chairman reince priebus. and mayor nutter, stand by with me, and i want to get to the party chairman, and we'll be back with you. mr. chairman, thank you for joining us. i want to talk about the great burden of great expectations. there was a cnn poll, and who is going to win the vice presidential debate? the answer was biden, 39%, ryan, 55%. in many ways this mirrors what happened to the presidential debate? everyone thought president obama would win, so there's great expectations here for ryan. how much of a microscope do you think there will be on him? >> i'm not so sure about that. i mean, i don't dispute your polling there, but i think most people understand that joe biden has been debating for a long time, since the early 1900s. >> he knows his stuff. >> right. i think what you see, though, in some of that polling is that some of the, you know, joe biden as of late put his foot in his mouth a few times in very public ways. he said that the middle class was crushed under, you know, the policies of obama and biden, and he said some things
. here is a wrap up in kentucky. >> the showdown between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was full of attacks. >> there has done -- >> 0 now your jack kennedy. >> finger-pointing. >> 23 million americans are out of work today. this is not what a real recovery looks like. >> and a lot of laughs. >> i know you are under a lot of brass -- duress. >> he also challenged mitt romney the's tax plan. >> it should not be surprising geared for a guy who says 47% of people are unwilling to take responsibility. they pay more tax than gov. romney pays. >> the moderator's as the setting was more intimate. >> the jabs at one another, it felt was more personal. >> both sides are claiming victory as the waste no time heading back out on the campaign trail to rally more support. >> it is basically a tie. joe biden brought energy. and paul ryan brought the seriousness the republicans needed. >> today on the campaign trail is back to business for both of them. joe biden will have to hire with mitt romney. first, fighting for virginia. a live picture ready to get under way in richmond. sc
and batut -- batitude. >>> tonight vice president joe biden and g.o.p. candidate paul ryan square off in kentucky. what was once seen as a possible entertaining event has now taken on a much more serious tone. high stakes for both sides after last week's presidential debate where analysts say president obama was flat at best. the democrats are now counting on vice president joe biden to try to turn things around while the republicans are hoping paul ryan will continue the momentum mitt romney created in his campaign they got after the debate last week. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. he's been on the big stages. it's my first time, but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they're just offering more of the same [ inaudible ] >> the latest gallop poll shows mitt romney is ahead of president obama. >>> our partners from "u.s.a. today" will be fact checking what biden and ryan said just as they did during the presidential debate. joining me is one of the members of fact checking team paul singer. paul, good to you have here with us. we see the poll n
, joe biden and paul ryan will meet for their only debate of this presidential campaign. political analysts say vice presidential debates don't usually count for much, but this one could be different because this race is now so close. steve handelsman has the latest from danville. >> reporter: hi, doreen, thanks. danville, kentucky, there's more pressure on joe biden. a lot of democrats hoping he can get their campaign back on track. in danville, a college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country. like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall at center call, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old democratic debate veteran. >> joe biden's been on this stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president sometimes hurts team obama with gaffes, with trademark bravado, that he won't dodg
the hands of vice president joe biden. biden and republican v.p. nominee paul ryan meet this evening in their one and only debate. the timing couldn't be more urgent for the president with new polls showing mitt romney closing the gap in some key battleground states. surveys from quinnpiac university, cbs news and the "new york times" show a dead heat in colorado and mitt romney cutting the president's lead in wisconsin in half. fox' dug luzader looks ahead to tonight. >>reporter: both vice presidential candidates are heading into tonight's debate with some new poll numbers. this is our brand new fox news poll. it shows that joe biden and paul ryan are pretty evenly matched within the margin of error as far as their favorability numbers are concerned, but look at the unfavorables. that's where joe biden tonight has some ground to make up. paul ryan arrives in kentucky for his big night, swarmed by supporters. vice president joe biden is scheduled to arrive later today. this one on one between them is getting a lot of buildup because the stakes are so high after last week's obama/rom
. the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan. it's reporteded that the president called the vice president and said hey, joe, i didn't show up my for debate last week. be sure to show up for you. a lot of pressure on the vice president. and here is lisa ferguson now in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everybody. mitt romney has a big foreign policy speech this morning and the obama campaign is saying bring it on. romney speaks in lexington today where he is a couple of goals. one he needs to comeback in the foreign policy this year especially after he insulted several countries in his word tour earlier this year. we are expecting him to encourage intervening in syria and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back however. and the president is managing to poke a little fun at himself. here he is last night. >> obama: they just perform flaw leslie, fight after fight. i can't always say th
until election day vice president joe biden and republican congressman paul ryan are getting their one and only shot at a vice presidential debate. our colleague anita brikman is anchoring our coverage from usa today headquarters in mclean, virginia. good to see you. >> reporter: i'm here in the  usa today newsroom which will be our home base for tonight's coverage of the one and only 2012 vice presidential debate. this is where usa today's reporters will be live blogging and fact checking what both vice president biden and congressman ryan have to say when they face off tonight. in less than four hours these two skilled politicians will square off looking to give their running mates abuse in this very close presidential campaign. susan mcguiness has the latest -- a boost in this very close presidential campaign. susan mcguiness has the latest from kentucky. vice president joe biden touched down in kentucky eager to square off with republican challenger paul ryan. ready for the debate? >> look forward to it. >> reporter: congressman ryan says he's looking forward to getting out th
. the two candidates really went after each other. >> vice president joe biden very aggressive with congressman paul ryan. let's get the latest from sherri ly. >> it was a heated debate with the two clashing over everything from libya to medicare. because this was their only matchup before the election, both biden and ryan were under the gun last night to strike hard and fast. >> reporter: from the moment they settled into their seats here, you knew this would be a tough night. vice president joe biden under pressure to help his ticket recover from last week's presidential debate was forceful and aggressive. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: but watching on a split screen, it may have hardened partisans on both sides. with biden on the attack, but often seen laughing and interrupting ryan. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress -- [ laughter ] >> reporter: ryan lit the administration over last month's u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four americans. >> we're watching the unraveling of the obama foreign policy, which
>>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. debate day in america. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of voters like biden, 44% like ryan. the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of voters say ryan will come out on top while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc news's tracie potts joins us. >>> the pressure is definitely on vice president biden to turn things around. he's got the experience on the debate stage to do so, but as you saw in those numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an excursion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president will probably come at me like a cannonball but that the obama record, as ryan put it, is his akil lee's heel. he's in kentucky, ryan is, after debate prep in florida and georgia. he's done three mock debates. meanwhile, the vice president has been in delaware focusing on ryan's book, speeches and budget. he wants to
battle. at least one senator offered a prediction. >> tonight joe biden will make mince meat of paul ryan. >> reporter: biden is certainly in the uncomfortable position of trying to gain ground lost in the last debate by the man at the top of the ticket, president obama. polls show a tighter race in the battleground states of virginia, florida, ohio, wisconsin, colorado and nevada. paul ryan has been doing his homework studying stacks of paperwork since he was named running mate and yet republicans are trying to lower expectations. >> i would think everyone would get nervous. i get nervous watching it. so i don't think it's unusual. i think it's normal and obviously joe biden has been around a long time. he's been through this many times. >> reporter: mitt romney in north carolina with the reverend billy graham decided a little extra help couldn't hurt. >> prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me. >> reporter: as for biden, here's a look at him preparing for the debate while in delaware and a quick quip as he prepares for a walk-through at center college. >> you ever seen me
, a day after their spirited debate vice president joe biden and republican paul ryan were back on the campaign trail. ryan teamed up with mitt romney while biden hit wisconsin. danielle nottingham brings us more. >> reporter: vice president joe biden continued to play offense in wisconsin friday. >> it's time romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of marlakey. >> watch out middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> reporter: congressman, how you feeling about last night? >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's debate performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> reporter: the obama campaign said the v
grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >> the space shuttle endeavor is make its way to the museum. they transferred it to a special dolly to use the overpass. crews took down power lines, leaving 400 homes and businesses without power. but it got rolling again around midnight. it's expected to take until at least 8:00 this morning to reach the museum. plenty of time for all those onlookers lining the streets to get those pictures. last night as it passed a toyota dealership, film crews captured video of a toyota truck pulling the shuttle for a tv commercial. >>> a shocking charge this morning against two cal law statutes. eric and justin, both 24, were arrested in las vegas for be heading an exotic bird. the
when the floor collapsed. we have no word on what caused that fire. >>> tonight, vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan face off in the first and only debate. pressure is on with president obama showing a slip in the polls following last week appear presidential debate. many are predicting more fireworks than what we saw when president obama and romney took the stage last week. >>> a former aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray's election campaign will not face jail time. howard brooks was given two years probation and 200 hours of community service. brooks pleaded guilty to charges he lead to federal investigators after he was accused of paying mayoral candidate suleiman brown to bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the heated 2010 campaign. the judge took into consideration the fact that brooks is helping the fbi with its investigation into gray's campaign. >>> today, the national zoo will release a cause of death for its newborn panda cub. in this morning's news conference, zoo officials will all let everyone know how the cub's mother, mei xia
night between the vice president and his republican rival. joe biden and congressman paul ryan faced off in danville, kentucky at their one and only debate. they argued over everything from libya to medicare and the two battled it out over raising taxes. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important pico rivera rents for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it has been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it has been done a couple of times. >> it has never been done before. >> there were plenty of interruptions. one count has the vice president interrupting congressman ryan 82 times. >>> in our other top stories, a 4-year-old montgomery county boy is lucky to be alive after falling nearly 90 feet from an apartment window t happened at the park montgomery complex last night. the window screen came loose causing him to fall. police are investigating whether he was being watched or left home alone at the time. police say the boy was alert and talking in the ambulance. >>> police in prince george's county
. among the things that people are talking about is all that smiling and grinning from joe biden. >>> the are worth walk-offer. the dramatic home run in the bottom of the ninth inning forcing a decisive game five for the nats. we get all our top stories in just a minute. first, let's talk about weather. here is tucker barnes. >> what air saying is weather is not our top story this morning. >> it is among the top stories. >> it doesn't need to be. we'll be dry but we are going to be cool. let's get right to the satellite pictures. see the cloud cover off to the north and west? that is the next cold front. it comes through dry but it will pick up the winds and our temperatures will bottom out again later tonight in time for that nationals game and tomorrow morning, i've got a freeze watch for much of the area here north and west of the city. today, sunny, bright, temperatures a little warmer than yesterday. mid-60s up ahead of that front. more details on the weather coming up in just a minute. let's get back to those top stories. >> last night's vice presidential debate tops our st
that president obama was not last week was on display in joe biden's attacks tonight. biden interjected. he interrupted paul ryan several times appearing to knock the congressman off his message. you'll see this in this exchange we're about to show you. they're talking about republican proposals to cut spending while refusing to raise new revenue. the vice president saying that numbers do not add up and then jumping in as paul ryan tried to respond. >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been done before. >> ronald reagan and jack kennedy -- >> now you're jack kennedy. >> the vice president almost got dismissive when he tried to question the administration's business in afghanistan. >> at times joe biden used answers like marlakey over answers paul ryan gave. the romney/ryan ticket has been saying the united states has been pulling too many troops out of afghanistan leave doing small of force to defend itself in the easte
last night, joe biden and paul ryan went back and forth on a variety of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to pay for all the president's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also sparred on iran. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster towards a nuclear weapon. it's because the administration has no credibility on this issue. >> there is no weapon the iranians have at this point. you going to go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but said the white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. both the president and mitt romney said they're pleased with how their running mates did. the president watched the face-off on air force one as he returned to d.c. from a campaign in miami. romney watched it from a hotel room in nor
's leading news station, this is news4 at 11. >>> right now at 11:00 -- fight night in kentucky and joe biden and paul ryan debate. >>> a town in maryland destroyed by flames, three families display placed. >>> a little boy tumbles 80 feet out of a window. see what broke his fall and who came to his rescue. >>> a wild night for nats fans. the team kept their hopes alive, jayson werth came up clutch in walk-off fashion. >> we have team coverage, erika gonzalez has reaction from fans. first let's startith dan hellie. it was quite a finish. >> a lot of baseball firsts this year, but today had to be the best. the nationals get the first postseason win in washington, d.c., since 1933 and they did it in dramatic fashion, a walk-off home run from their highest paid player, jayson werth, for a night the most popular guy in the most powerful guy in the world. bottom of the ninth, everyone in the ballpark on the edge of their seats. jayson werth facing lance lynn. on the 13th pitch of the at-bat seals the deal, a walk-off home run for werth and a historic win for the nationals, 2-1 the final. the serie
>>> good morning. combative and confrontational, joe biden and paul ryan come out swinging in their one and only vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of ma larky. >> mr. vice president, i know -- mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. >> but without a clear winner, did the debate matter? >>> dire threat. defense secretary leon panetta ises a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, e
president joe biden and congressman paul ryan sparred on a number of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all the spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also shed their differences on libya. >> we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show we're cutting our own defense, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, they're more brazen in their attacks, and they're much more willing to attack. >> that's a bunch of malarky. the congressman cut defense spending in his budget $300 million below what we asked for. >> both agreed it's time to wind down u.s. involvement. ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but felt the white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. >>> a difficult day for the wi
president joe biden and paul ryan debate. the stakes are higher. how do you expect them to do? >> there's a local factor to this, a congressman from montgomery county and parts of other places is playing paul ryan who he served with on the budget committee. ted olsen, a washington lawyer, former solicitor general is playing joe biden. you're right, there's going to be more attention now because this is the whole ticket. ryan is really not tested on a national stage. joe biden has been around forever, it seems. he has a reputation for sometimes saying the wrong thing. you saw in the package where he made the statement, the middle class has been buried. so i don't know which way this is going to go. but ryan, again, benefits from probably low expectations, because he's considered anonymous. >> we can count on biden to bring the populous view, which is what he's done throughout his political life, i would say. >> absolutely. he hasn't ruled out running for president at age 72. he'll love being on the national stage. >> tim kaine, george allen debating now. might allen make a surge? >> i th
progress. >>> campaign 2012 now, aggressive, combative, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan squared off in the one and only vice presidential debate last night. >> for 90 minutes the men exchanged jabs over domestic and foreign issues. randall pinkston has the latest from danville, kentucky. >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> why is that so? >> because not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: they clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges, ryan insinuated that president obama's debate performance last week was motivating
president joe biden and paul ryan's turn to duke it out in the debate rein. mitt romney's running mate is preparing for the vice presidential debate. democrats need vice president joe biden to do well and to help stop president obama from sliding in the polls. then beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. usa today reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on our website www.wusa9.com. we will also be live streaming the debate on our site. make sure your tv is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate starting at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com. then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. we'll be your no political bull zone all night. >>> the national zoo says it will release the cause of death for that panda cub tomorrow. there's a news conference planned for tomorrow morning. the cub believed to have been female was born september 16th. preliminary findings show the cub had some liver problems and fluid in its abdomen. the giant panda cub was 6 days old when it died. >>> we'll
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